Homemade Tomato Sauce, Freezing Tomatoes, and Freezing Tomato Sauce

Over the summer, I was getting several pounds of tomatoes every week for a couple of  months. I love tomatoes, but there are only so many that my family can eat. I froze two, one-gallon freezer bags full of them, dated the bags, and tucked them into my freezer. Freezing tomatoes is very easy. All you…

Butternut Squash Fritters

Would you believe me if I said that my family has eaten 5 butternut squashes so far this season? First there was butternut squash soup, then there was butternut squash and quinoa stuffed portobello mushrooms. Now for number 6, we’ve got butternut squash fritters with sage and feta. Eating seasonal means that in the winter…

Raw, vegan and gluten-free: Nüssli 118°

When the last shoppers leave from the Wayland Winter Farmers Market, the place turns into a bartering free for all. Vendors wander over to each other’s booths and shop the wares. Angela leaves her table of Chocolate Orange Rounds and Vanilla Chai Cashew Smoothies and heads over to Winter Moon Roots. In exchange for several…

Everything comes back to coffee

The water comes to a rolling boil, bubbles up through a glass pipe and into the top chamber where it cools, condenses, and slowly fills. Michael bends a long wire and wraps it around the inside of the top chamber so that he can read the temperature of the water. After a few minutes of…

Homemade Chicken Soup and Dumplings

This past week, the common cold knocked me out for 9 straight days. All I did was lie down and blow my nose every 10 minutes. When I visited my doctor on day 4, she said 90% of the town has this virus. 90% of the town! That figure seemed exceptionally high, however, I figured that if you’re…

Salmon En Papillote

Is anyone else in a food slump? You know, that feeling of unfullfilment after the holidays when your taste buds are still reeling from copious amounts of decadent dinners? Plus, it’s too cold and you’re too tired to make a creative dinner? I’m there. I decided to make salmon en papillote, which is French for “in…

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

A couple of months ago I was hired by FreshBox Farms to create recipes for them using produce from their farm. They grow kale, spinach, chard, arugula and other leafy greens with no GMO’s or pesticides on a super clean, hydroponic farm that is only 30 minutes outside Boston. This month I created a recipe that…

Happy New Year!

All around the world, people tie food to the New Year. I’m not referring to the cocktails and finger food served at the party you attended last night, though December 31st is National Champagne Day. No, I’m talking about the appetizers, entrées and desserts that will bring you prosperity and good luck in the New Year. These “good…

The Feast of Seven Fishes

Now that the kids in my family have all grown up, Christmas Eve means staying up late without parents, watching our favorite Christmas movies, drinking eggnog, and wrapping presents. It also means that my mom makes a spread of crab legs, shrimp, a whitefish and lox bagel tray, and my grandmother’s clam dip. Maybe some scallops….